Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion
  • Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)
    Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST)

    BEST Collaborative is an international research organization that works collaboratively to explore ways to improve transfusion-related services through…

  • BEST Membership
    BEST Membership

    The BEST collaborative is a unique free-standing group of over 150 manufacturers, clinicians, and scientists from 22 countries committed to improving transfusion…

  • BEST Meetings
    BEST Meetings

    BEST meetings are held twice per year. and attendance is open to all members. Invited guests may attend with pre-approval of the Chair.

  • Press Releases
    Press Releases

    Official notices regarding significant publications, special events and member news.

  • Recommended Procedures
    Recommended Procedures

    Several best practice documents are available for download

  • Sponsorship
    Sponsorship

    Any commercial organization or Blood Service interested in advancing the purpose of BEST may become a supporter of BEST by paying the annual dues amount; providing a…

Latest News

Press Release 28 Aug 2019

Award Recipient of 23rd Scott Murphy Memorial Award Lectureship Announced

Call for Scott Murphy Lectureship Applications

Applications for the Warsaw meeting being accepted

IBTS-BEST Educational Seminar

was held in Cork, Ireland in April 2019

Member Reminders

  • The October 2019 meeting in San Antonio, Texas will be will held prior to the AABB Annual Meeting. The BEST Book is posted in the member's area. 
  • Members who wish to invite MEETING guests must have the pre-approval of the Chair. Please submit your requests for approval well in advance of each meeting. Approved meeting guests will receive a separate RSVP and meeting materials.
  • Please be sure to keep your contact information on the website up to date so you can be assured of receiving our email updates.
 

October 2019

Alamo

BEST LVIII Meeting

The meeting dates for the Fall Meeting are October 16-17, 2019

Location

  • Meeting will be held at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio on the Wed-Thursday prior to the AABB Annual Meeting
  • The BEST Dinner will be held at the Natural Bridge Caverns
  • The Meeting Book for BEST Members is now posted in the Members area. Materials for meeting guests are being sent to each individual via email.

 

April 2020

Warsaw

BEST LIX Meeting

Dates for the Meeting in Warsaw, Poland are now set for April 24-25, 2020

Important News

  • The meeting will be held at the Hotel Bristol, a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel located across from the Presidential Palace
  • The dinner will be held at the Royal Castle, one of Warsaw's most recognizable landmarks
  • Further details will be available at a later date.

 

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How often are BEST Meetings held?

Meetings are held twice per year and are open to all BEST Members. Member attendance and participation at these meetings is highly encouraged and allows the opportunity for highly productive discussions. Meetings will be held whenever reasonably feasible in conjunction with professional society meetings commonly attended by members.

An invited guest of a current BEST Member may attend an individual BEST Meeting with pre-approval of the Chair.

How do I become a BEST Member?

A call for Scientific Membership occurs every four years. The next call will open in January 2018. Instructions on how to apply will be posted on this website. The application period will close approximately May 2018, after which time the Executive Team will make their selections. The new 4-year term will begin following the conclusion of the October 2018 meeting.

Individuals who are members of organizations interested in becoming sponsoring members should view the information HERE.

How do I get information on Sponsorship?

Any commercial organization or Blood Service interested in advancing the purpose of BEST may become a supporter of BEST by paying the annual dues amount and providing a Member at meetings to participate in discussions.

More details may be found HERE.

For information about sponsoring BEST Collaborative, please contact The BEST Collaborative Chair, Michael Murphy, MD.

How do I retrieve my login credentials?

Please be aware that passwords are encrypted and current passwords cannot be retrieved, verified or sent to you. You must use the "Forgot Login?" function to reset your password. You may change your password in the "My Membership Info" in the Members Area once you successfully log in.

The "Forgot Login" function has the capability of retrieving your username. You must have access to the same email address used for your membership information. If you no longer have access to that email address, please contact the the BEST Executive Director at eileenselogie@besetcollaborative.org .

Please be aware that NO user information will be sent to anyone other than directly to the individual to which it belongs. Requests for login assistance by other colleagues cannot be honored.

How do I get Meeting Materials?

All meeting materials are posted in the Members Area of the website. Files are secure PDFs and are not able to be sent directly to individuals.

Meeting materials are posted approximately 2 weeks in advance of each meeting.